My craft swap package has been sent out and it was incredibly fun to put together. When I first joined the swap I thought for sure I'd be knitting something for my partner but then when her name and address were emailed to me I learned she lives in Texas. That doesn't really seem like the place for wool, so sewing it would be! I also included a little something extra as I knew it would appeal to this particular person.
I haven't made one of these market bags in years and it was great to whip one up. This is by far my favorite bag to take to the grocery store or farmer's market. The side seems and bottom are finished with a top-stitch all around that creates this wonderful boxy shape. Perfect for organizing groceries! The straps are strong and long enough to slip over your shoulders - an important option for those of us prefer to bring eight bags of groceries into the house in one trip. (That would be me.)
There was also a small bundle of vintage reproduction fabric included for my Texan friend to play around with in her own craft room.
I hope these goodies are well received, craft swapping is such fun and it would be great to do it again before another six or seven years passes. I think a lot of us are missing old school blogging and what a perfect way to bring it back. Thank you Amanda for organizing!
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sip on some hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, courtesy of my swap partner. She also made me a set of the sweetest hand appliqued heart tea towels. And it all arrived on Valentine's Day (which you know I love!). Thank you so much Jen, what a perfect package!
Between hanging out with so many amazing women in Hibernate, and then taking part in this craft swap, it has truly been one of the finest winters on record. Next up, sugaring season, and then... Spring is welcome to join us at any time.